Middle class and education in LatinAmerica

Tipo de publicación: Capítulo de libro
Fecha: 2016
Autor(es): Larrañaga, O., Rodríguez, M.E.
Fuente: Innovation and Inclusion in Latin America: Strategies to Avoid the Middle Income Trap

Other chapters in this book have strongly emphasized education as a key element in promoting productivity and, consequently, economic growth. In particular, it has been said that education in science and technology is necessary for promoting innovation. But education is also important for social inclusiveness. This chapter explores the connection between education and inclusion through the role of private schools in Latin America. As will be seen, the region’s middle classes are seeking to improve opportunities for their children by leaving public schools for private institutions. The result is increasing inequality in societies as a whole.

Link: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-59682-6_8